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The Third Rome, 1922–1943

The Making of the Fascist Capital


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aristotle Kallis
    Pages 1-18
  3. Aristotle Kallis
    Pages 19-41
  4. Aristotle Kallis
    Pages 106-130
  5. Aristotle Kallis
    Pages 198-225
  6. Aristotle Kallis
    Pages 226-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-324

About this book


What kind of city was the Fascist 'third Rome'? Imagined and real, rooted in the past and announcing a new, 'revolutionary' future, Fascist Rome was imagined both as the ideal city and as the sacred centre of a universal political religion. Kallis explores this through a journey across the sites, monuments, and buildings of the fascist capital.


fascism Rome modernism architecture urban planning Mussolini building revolution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

About the authors

Aristotle Kallis is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on the study of European fascism/the extreme right, interwar modernism, and mass violence. His principal publications include Genocide and Fascism (2009), Nazi Propaganda in the Second World War (2005), and The Fascism Reader (2003).

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